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  • Auto aluminum ‘holy grail’ not without risks Mar 19, 2014

    The aluminum industry and aluminum extruders should see big benefits as cars and trucks use more of the light metal because of stricter fuel economy standards, according to one consultant. But the “holy grail” of mass-produced aluminum vehicles won’t come without significant risks.

  • Titanium prices flat as market awaits surcharge Mar 18, 2014

    Spot prices for titanium commodity products remain flat as market participants increasingly turn their attention to an upcoming key raw materials surcharge for the next clue to the market’s direction.

  • Largo vanadium project on track Mar 18, 2014

    Largo Resources Ltd. has begun commissioning of the kiln at its Maracás vanadium mine in Brazil.

  • Ex-aluminum, steel exec Zundel dies at 90 Mar 18, 2014

    Neil W. Zundel, a former executive of Reynolds Metals Co. and president of the American Institute for Steel Construction (AISC), died March 15 at age 90, his son confirmed.

  • Demand concerns keep copper in flux (UPDATE) Mar 18, 2014

    Copper prices continued to fluctuate March 18 after a sell-off last week, with concerns over long-term demand in China keeping tags near a 44-month low.

  • DLA puts ferrochrome on offer Mar 18, 2014

    DLA Strategic Materials is offering 3,000 short tons of high-carbon ferrochrome and 2.24 million pounds of low-carbon product for March. Bids close the afternoon of March 19.

  • Gaucher appointed Woulfe Mining's chief exec Mar 18, 2014

    Woulfe Mining Corp. has named Michel Gaucher as chief executive officer, replacing interim chief executive Hubert Marleau, the company said.

  • NA Tungsten mine project receives environmental OK Mar 18, 2014

    North American Tungsten Corp. Ltd. has reached an “important milestone” in bringing its MacTung tungsten mine in Canada’s Yukon Territory into production as the project successfully completed environmental screening, the company said.

  • Stainless scrap driven higher by LME nickel Mar 18, 2014

    Stainless steel scrap prices continued to rise across the austenitic grades this week thanks to steady demand and London Metal Exchange nickel prices that surpassed $16,000 per tonne, market sources said.

  • GBC taps Wasz to succeed Walker as chief executive Mar 18, 2014

    Global Brass & Copper Holdings Inc. (GBC) has appointed John J. Wasz chief executive officer, effective immediately.

  • CME plans physical aluminum futures contract Mar 18, 2014

    CME Group Inc. plans to launch a North American physically delivered aluminum futures contract starting May 5, pending regulatory approval.

  • Higher costs, weaker sales dent Antofagasta’s earnings Mar 18, 2014

    Antofagasta Plc recorded lower full-year earnings in 2013 due in part to higher costs and weaker sales.

  • CITT keeps China extrusion duties Mar 17, 2014

    Canada will continue to impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties on aluminum extrusions from China.

  • Noranda worker dies after incident at Ark. mill Mar 17, 2014

    A worker has died from injuries sustained at Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s rolling mill in Newport, Ark.

  • Ex-Norilsk executive facing US sanctions Mar 17, 2014

    The former president of MMC Norilsk Nickel was among seven Russian government officials sanctioned by an Obama administration executive order related to the ongoing political instability in Ukraine.

  • Orbite loss narrows in ’13, but quarterly loss triples Mar 17, 2014

    Orbite Aluminae Inc. narrowed its full-year loss in 2013 despite costs related to the construction of a high-purity alumina production facility.

  • Augusta calls HudBay’s bid ‘desperate’ Mar 17, 2014

    Augusta Resource Corp. has called HudBay Minerals Inc.’s offer to extend its unsolicited takeover bid for all of the company’s outstanding shares and waive the minimum tender condition a “desperate attempt to give life support to their bid.”

  • Cathode premiums up despite lifeless market Mar 14, 2014

    Copper cathode market activity has been listless so far in March despite a steep drop in the May-delivery Comex copper contract, but premiums jumped amid expected volatility for April and turmoil in the copper scrap market that has spilled over into prime copper.

  • Airbus, university team on 3-D printing Mar 14, 2014

    Europe’s Airbus Group NV is teaming with a Chinese university to investigate the future use of additive manufacturing for titanium airliner parts.

  • Perryman returns to ITA board of directors Mar 14, 2014

    The exit of Edward Newman from the former Keywell LLC and the board of the International Titanium Association has paved the way for former ITA president Frank L. Perryman to rejoin the trade group’s board of directors.

  • US brass mill imports jump, exports slide Mar 14, 2014

    U.S. imports of brass mill products jumped in January compared with the same month last year while exports fell, according to the latest statistics from the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council.

  • Commerce rescinds review of silicon metal imports Mar 14, 2014

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has rescinded its anti-dumping duty administrative review of imports of silicon metal from China from June 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013.

  • LME eyes market makers to lift liquidity Mar 14, 2014

    The London Metal Exchange might introduce market makers to boost liquidity in new contracts going forward, including nonmetal products it might eventually launch.

  • Ukraine tensions not impacting titanium supply Mar 13, 2014

    Diplomatic tensions between Russia and the United States due to the crisis in Ukraine haven’t yet disrupted Russia’s role as a key component in the U.S. titanium supply chain, although U.S. firms that depend on Russia’s industry remain on the alert.

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